Years of experience helping injured claimants
Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.
If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
We have helped hundreds of people in Eccles, Greater Manchester and across the UK get compensation for their injuries, loss of earnings and any other losses.
How did your injury occur?
Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?
If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Eccles road accident claims
Road accidents in Eccles are quite common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 393 road accidents in Salford in 2021 (310 slight accidents, 78 accidents and 5 fatal accidents). Incidents in Eccles in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A580 and A572 crossroads and on the B5211 and B5214 roundabout.
All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Eccles, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.
Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or you were involved in a motorbike accident, this road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.
Eccles work accident claims
According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 188 non-fatal and 1 fatal work-related accidents in Salford. 135 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.
|HSE-reported Salford work accidents||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to explosion||0%|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||1%|
|Fall from height||9%|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||28%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3%|
|Struck by object||7%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1%|
Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a care assistant or a roofer, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.
Eccles clinical negligence claims
Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Eccles.
Eccles public place accident claims
By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.
Whether you were hurt in a gym or in a restaurant, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you may be able to start an injury claim.
If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Serious and catastrophic injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:
Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?
When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.
You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.
Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Eccles and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many claimants in Eccles?
Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Eccles, Greater Manchester and across the UK.
Whether you have been injured in a car accident, at work or as a result of a missed diagnosis we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Eccles personal injury solicitor reviews
The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm. Personal recommendations and online reviews can help you to select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
Road accident claims
4 to 9 months
Work accident claims
6 to 9 months
Medical negligence claims
12 to 36 months
Industrial disease claims
12 to 18 months
Public place or occupiers’ liability claims
6 to 9 months
MIB claims (uninsured drivers)
3 to 4 months**
CICA claims (criminal assault)
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor
About the author
Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.